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Charles Effler

Opera Workshop, Staff Accompanist

Music Annex A278
(985) 549-3830

Charles Effler joined the musicCharles Effler
faculty at Southeastern in 1999 as a staff accompanist and began conducting for Opera/Music Theatre Workshop in the spring of 2000. In 2002 he was appointed its administrative and artistic Director and produces an opera or Broadway musical each semester, as well producing the popular series of summer musicals at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Effler is responsible for the musical preparation for each show and conducts the cast and orchestra for the performances. As an accompanist he accompanies faculty and student recitals, as well as the Concert Choir, Southeastern's premiere vocal ensemble. In addition to his duties at Southeastern, Effler is active as a recital accompanist in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and on the Northshore. He is also the choral director at First Presbyterian Church in Hammond. Effler received B.M. (piano) and M.M. (theory) degrees from Southeastern. He is a member of the National Opera Association, MENC, LMEA and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.